Jo Heng

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The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Anxiety

Your intentions might be good, but these statements could make things worse.<p>“Yeah, I’m anxious too.”<p>On one hand, this is true. “Fear and anxiety are …

Why Cats "Knead Dough," According to Science

There's actually a reason, we promise.<p>Most cat behavior is heartwarming and deeply confusing. Perhaps the most obvious example is something there’s …

Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

8 Ways To Take Your Stress and Turn it into Passion | Inc.com

Stress is not a fun feeling -- as most people can attest. The anxiety feels like a constant burden, and it makes going through life more troublesome. There is a constant weight in your mind and a nagging voice telling you to worry.<p>Some of the most successful people are characterized by their …

Self-help

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Scientists discover new optimism in fight against Alzheimer’s

<i>This story is part of the Financial Times Seasonal Appeal for Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is raising funds for pioneering research to develop new</i> …

Dementia

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

Research has found about 9 zillion things you can do to increase happiness.<p>Of course, you’re probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people …

This 1 Phrase Will Help You Develop Self-Control, According to Science | Inc.com

Our bad habits have an uncanny ability to get in the way of doing our best at work and in life.<p>But a new study has found a simple, yet effective weapon in the fight against our very worst vices.<p>Researchers writing in The Journal of Consumer Research looked at the differences between people who say …

Framing

The Mental Trick You Can Use This Weekend to Become More Resilient and Confident | Inc.com

Abundance is commonly accepted as something that helps us live more fulfilling lives. But why?<p>Simply, it's because operating in a state of abundance leads to a growth mindset. While operating in a state of scarcity leads to a fixed mindset that places invisible ceilings on your potential.<p>Abundance, …

Self-improvement

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

3 tips to become well-spoken

Want to become well-spoken? Here are three tips.<p><b>1. Make others feel well-heard</b><p>We focus too much on what we should say next, formulating witty …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity | Inc.com

While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies have demonstrated that "students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more," and doodling has been shown to help …

Doodling

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

How to press pause: 5 simple things any one can do to de-stress

<b>Life is busy, we all know it.</b><p>The more stress builds, the less easy it is to manage the pressures of everyday life.<p>As the pressure grows inside, …

Research Reveals That Publicly Announcing Your Goals Makes You Less Likely to Achieve Them | Inc.com

Common belief dictates that publicly announcing your goals increases the chances of success. When you tell everyone that you're going to jog everyday, then you feel the pressure of having to follow through on your goal, or otherwise let everyone down. At least, that's what we believe.<p>I've done this …

Psychology

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Why Google, Nike, and Apple Love Mindfulness Training, and How You Can Easily Love it Too | Inc.com

Meditation is now mainstream. From Just Meditate in Bethesda, MD to Unplug Meditation in Los Angeles, drop-in studios are popping up everywhere to give people the time and space to drop everything and breathe.<p>The most popular Meditation app, Insight Timer, is home to more than 2 million meditators …

Mindfulness

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking | Inc.com

Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. Cycles of negative thinking can result in a similar crashing-down effect on your life and business, only it's no …

Self-help

This is how to deal with psychopaths and toxic people: 5 proven secrets

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Nobel Prize